Children who meet the Federal definition of "homeless" will be provided a free and appropriate public education in the same manner as all other students of the District and will not be stigmatized or segregated on the basis of their status of homeless. No homeless student will be denied enrollment based on lack of proof of residency. No board policy, administrative guideline, or practice will be interpreted or applied in such a way as to inhibit the enrollment, attendance, or school success of homeless children.
Homeless students will be provided services comparable to other students in the District including:
- Transportation services;
- Educational services for which the homeless student meets eligibility criteria including services provided under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act or similar State and local programs, educational programs for children with disabilities, and educational programs for students with limited English proficiency;
- Programs in vocational and technical education;
- Programs for gifted and talented students; and
- School nutrition programs.
If you have any questions or would like additional information concerning services that are provided or believe that you are eligible for any of these services, please contact the Superintendent's Office at 989-842-3182 Ext. 5.